Maoists torch vehicles and houses at bridge construction site

Armed Maoists torched five vehicles and houses of labourers at a bridge construction site in a village in Bihar`s Sheohar district, a police officer said on Thursday.

Sheohar: Armed Maoists torched five vehicles and houses of labourers at a bridge construction site in a village in Bihar`s Sheohar district, a police officer said on Thursday.

About 40 armed Maoists raided the bridge construction site in Aurmalikana village late last night and torched five vehicles comprising four tractors and a JCB machine, besides two thatched houses of labourers, the Superintendent of Police Himanshu Shankar Trivedi said.

The ultras` attacked properties of the bridge construction company after the contractor refused to pay them levy, he said.
A case has been registered in this connection and raids were being carried out to nab those Maoists involved in arson at the bridge construction site, Trivedi said.

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